Morning Minutes: Animal health firm raises $15 million, Southwest employees picket in St. Louis

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Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Animal health firm with KC ties raises $15 million

Advanced Animal Diagnostics, an animal health company with ties to Kansas City and its animal health corridor, has raised $15 million to help fund expansion.

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KC and St. Louis Fed boards announce changes

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on Tuesday both announced a handful of leadership changes involving high-ranking executives from local companies.

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Southwest baggage handlers picket in St. Louis

Southwest Airlines baggage handlers picketed on Tuesday outside of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to call attention to deteriorating contract negotiations and working conditions they say have caused the airline’s on-time performance to suffer.

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Monsanto, DuPont reach settlement in patent suits

Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co. have reached a settlement over patent infringement lawsuits that will end a recent run of dueling litigation between the two seed companies. Upon dismissal of the suits, the companies will have no other pending litigation against each other.

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Tuition costs for A+ program will be lower than feared

Missouri’s A+ scholarship program, designed to provide affordable community college education to students across the state, will not suffer as severely from budget constraints as once anticipated.

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